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Episode #3324

Electroacoustic Songs

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear music by sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, from a brand new recording, “Foxlight.”  The producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams is all over this unclassifiable album (Confessional ballad? Minimalist art-folk? Electro-Irish trad?), featuring electro-acoustic accompaniment to Ó Lionáird’s personal songs, sung mostly in Gaelic.  With a host of intriguing guest collaborators -composer Jon Hopkins, strings duo Geese, folktronica innovator Leafcutter John and fiddle and hardanger player Caoimhin O Raghallaigh- the violins, viola, cello, fiddle, guitars and keyboards are expertly woven into the epic electro-acoustic compositions.

There’s also a warm radiant electronic soundscape with guitar effects and vocals/speech samples from David Sylvian, with Holger Czukay and members of CAN.   Plus, listen to electro-acoustic songs from the late French composer and record producer Hector Zazou, and more.

PROGRAM #3324 (First aired on 4/12/2012)                                                  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Irene Papas & Vangelis

Odes

Lamento [7:40]

1979 / reissued 2007
UMVD 1720633
Available as an import on Amazon.com 

Iarla Ó Lionáird -

Foxlight

Stay [4:32]

Real World CDRW184
www.realworldrecords.com/iarla 

Hector Zazou

Sahara Blue

Sahara Blue (Brussels) [6:05]

Crammed WK 57779 / mtm32
Download only.
www.crammed.be

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay

Flux + Mutability

Flux [16:56]

Venture CDVE43
www.davidsylvian.com
Out of print, but try Amazon.com or auction sites.

Klaus Schulze/Lisa Gerrard

Farscape

Liquid Coincidence 6 [15:17]

Synthetic Symphony SPV Recordings 80001270
www.equilibriummusic.com Or
Available at Available at Amazon.com*, or download from Emusic.com, iTunes

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